Volunteer renovating house in Madagascar
Construction and Renovation in Madagascar
This beautiful island nation is the best place to work on our construction and renovation project.

This beautiful island nation is the best place to work on our construction and renovation project.

Volunteer cutting wood with a saw
Renovating Schools
Renovate, build and improve local schools

Renovate, build and improve local schools

Beach in Madagascar
Explore Madagascar
Explore this beautiful country during your visit

Explore this beautiful country during your visit

Volunteers in Madagascar
Learning Construction Techniques
Learn and help locals to improve public facilities

Learn and help locals to improve public facilities

School in Madagascar
Building a School
Volunteers construct a school for local children

Volunteers construct a school for local children

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The Construction and Renovation project at Nosy Be supports small communities in and around the island. It aims to build and renovate school buildings that are essential for the growth and development of the children along with the local community. You will work under a local coordinator who will provide you with guidance and training to work alongside the local families and other participants. The project involves hard physical and manual labour since you will be laying bricks, doing carpentry, painting, waterproofing, laying tiles, landscaping/gardening, as well as, improving the community’s hygiene and sanitation facilities.


  • To renovate, build, and beautify the schools to create an aesthetic institution which will add value to the quality of education of the children. To nurture your latent talent towards creative usage of local resources in providing a better landscape for the local community.


Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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Nosy Be, Madagascar

Nosy is an island off the northwest coast of Madagascar. Nosy Be is Madagascar's largest and busiest tourist destination. It has an area of 320.02 square kilometers and its population was estimated at 73,010. Nosy Be means "big island" in the Malagasy language. The island was called Assada during the early colonial era of the 17th century.

Here you’ll find volcanic lakes, lemurs, rum distilleries, Ylang Ylang plantations and breathtaking coral reefs that are practically begging to be explored. In May, come to experience the four-day Donia Music Festival. Perfectly located on the Indian Ocean between Africa and Asia, Nosy-Be evokes feelings of discovery and adventure, the rich and endemic biodiversity will have begging for more. There are many spots that are perfect for ones who seek a golden opportunity to swim among turtles, stingrays or manta rays.

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Sunday - Arrival

Arrive at Fascene Airport (NOS) in our pickup window on Sunday between 08:00 and 20:00

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Monday - Friday

You will begin with a meeting with the coordinator, discussing what is required during your stay at the project. The focus is on light construction work and you will be expected to help paint the school buildings, make tables and chairs, construct and renovate the playground, make pathways, build toilets, repair the school wall and help build new classrooms. Construction and renovation work is available in more places when required in the local area.

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Saturday - Departure

Leave the accommodation on Saturday and take a taxi to go to the Nosy Be airport (NOS) taking 30mins

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  • Shared Accomodation
  • All meals included
  • Free beverages
  • Arrival Transfer (included with 2 wk+ trips)
  • Wifi in public areas
  • Departure Transfer
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  • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
  • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
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More Information


  • minimum age18
  • minimum english levelBasic
  • CRB RequiredOn signup
  • passport copy requiredOn signup
  • resume copy requiredNo

Other Requirements

  • Yellow fever vaccination is mandatory for all participants arriving in Madagascar.
  • Participants below 18 should have parental consent and participants above 65 should have medical clearance to take part in this program.


The meals are a mix of Western and Malagasy food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can expect to have a chicken dish about twice a week. You can also use the kitchen facilities to cook for yourself or eat out at any of the local restaurants at your own expense.


In our center, there is a dining room, a lounge area where you can hang out with fellow participants and a beautiful garden to relax. A balcony and large roof terrace is also available for you to spend some quality time.

Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Volunteer Construction in Madagascar

Price per person$495/week
Minimum Duration1 week